Thursday, June 22, 2017

FEC Dem eyes widening Russia probe to Facebook, Drudge, foreign companies

FEC Dem eyes widening Russia probe to Facebook, Drudge, foreign companies: A new proposal by an anti-Trump Democrat on the Federal Election Commission would expand the federal government's probe into alleged Russian influence to foreign companies and internet sites that take political ads, like Facebook or the Drudge Report, while giving the FEC an unprecedented role that some say oversteps its authority.

Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, citing petitions from leftist groups demanding a wider investigation, on Thursday plans to push for commission support for her idea.

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